A psalm of David. A petition.

1 aLORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.

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    • ´ 38:1 - In Hebrew texts 38:1-22 is numbered 38:2-23.
      2 Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me.

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      3 Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.

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      4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.

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      5 My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.

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      6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.

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      7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.

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      8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.

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      9 All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.

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      10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.

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      11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.

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      12 Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.

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      13 I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;

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      14 I have become like one who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
      15 LORD, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.

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      16 For I said, “Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.”

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      17 For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.

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      18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.

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      19 Many have become my enemies without causeb ; those who hate me without reason are numerous.

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        • µ 38:19 - One Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript; Masoretic Text "my vigorous enemies"
          20 Those who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good.

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          21 LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God.

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          22 Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.

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